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The US will begin testing patients with flu-like symptoms for coronavirus in an expanded effort to contain the outbreak

The CDC announced several new measures to aid in the mitigation of the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Experts weigh in on how coronavirus may, or may not, run rampant in US in coming months

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has infected more than 60,000, killed over 1,300 and terrified millions. In the United States, residents wait with bated breath as new cases of infected Americans arise. Also worth noting is that more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with the virus have recovered, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.On Thursday, the 15th U.S. case of coronavirus was confirmed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) after a patient returned from China to Tex...
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How AI is stopping the next great flu before it starts

Immune systems across the globe have been working overtime this winter as a devastating flu season has taken hold. More than 180,000 Americans have been hospitalized and 10,000 more have died in recent months, according to the CDC, while the coronavirus (now officially designated COVID-19) has spread across the globe at an alarming rate. Fears of a growing worldwide flu outbreak have even prompted the precautionary cancelling of MWC 2020 -- barely a week before it was slated to open in Barcelona...
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CDC is hopeful weather will suppress coronavirus, others unsure of weather's role

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) on Thursday confirmed the 15th case of novel coronavirus in the United States after a Chinese evacuee was flown to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The 14th U.S. case of COVID-19, the official name for the strain of novel coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands mostly in China, was confirmed on Wednesday night.The death toll for the virus reached more than 1,300 total fatalities as of Thursday morning, the vast majority of which have occurred i...
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China Reports Over 15,000 Coronavirus Cases in Single Day Using New Diagnostic Guidelines

China reported 15,152 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, according to state broadcaster Xinhua, the largest jump in a single day and up significantly from the few thousand confirmed cases China typically reports daily. Chinese health authorities also reported 254 new deaths, the largest number in a single day…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, China, Fda, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Xinhua, Centers for Disease Control, Hubei Province, Scott Gottlieb, Ying Yong, Jiang Chaoliang, Coronavirus, Covid 19

People quarantined at a US military base are petitioning the CDC after a woman who tested positive for the coronavirus was accidentally released from hospital isolation

The petition said the listed improvements were "critical measures toward mitigating the potential risk of spreading the virus at the Miramar Center."
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'Hard to believe' flu season peaks again. What's next?

Visits to health care providers for influenzalike illnesses (ILI) increased for a third straight week to 6.7 percent compared to 6 percent the previous week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).That's not surprising for researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia who work in a research partnership with AccuWeather.They predicted what is now a second peak of ILI activity for the 2019-20 season a month ago when ILI activity was at its ...
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More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines

Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescribing exceeds guidance had not been investigated. A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates that more than half of opioid prescriptions issued by dentists exceed the three-day supply recommended by the CDC for acute dental pain management. The findings also show that 29% of dental patients received more powerful opioids than needed for expected post-procedure pain.
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Death toll rises as public health officials work to combat coronavirus

Days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, the number of confirmed cases continued to climb.The virus, which was first detected in the Chinese province of Hubei on Dec. 31, 2019, and has shut down the metropolis of Wuhan where more than 11 million reside, has infected over 17,000 in China, and killed 361 according to the country's National Health Commission.According to The New York Times, the dea...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, California, Cdc, China, Taiwan, United States, The New York Times, Times, University Of Virginia, Accuweather, Wuhan, Hubei, World Health Organization WHO, Taipei Taiwan, Centers for Disease Control CDC

Here's where the flu will start to wind down in the U.S. and where it'll pick up

Ana Farfan reacts to getting an influenza vaccine shot at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Coronavirus has jumped to the forefront of health concerns as the United States has declared a public health emergency and more than 360 people have died from coronavirus, which has infected at least 17,400 people worldwide, including 11 cases in the U.S.For all of the attention given to coronavirus, those numbers are dwarfed by the flu's impact in t...
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The CDC recommends 3 things you can do to keep from getting Wuhan coronavirus, and 3 things you should not do

The CDC says face masks are not recommended for Americans trying to avoid Wuhan coronavirus — and that proper hand washing is much more effective.
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Coronavirus: US bars foreign nationals who have recently travelled to China

CDC says situation in China ‘serious’ but risk to US public lowTemporary ban for non-Americans travelling from ChinaWhat is the coronavirus and how worried should we be?The Trump administration has declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus outbreak and announced it will temporarily bar entry to the US for people traveling from China unless they are Americans or immediately related to US citizens. “This is a serious health situation in China, but I want to emphasize the risk to the ...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, China, US, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Robert R Redfield, Coronavirus outbreak

There's only one way to know if you have the coronavirus, and it involves machines full of spit and mucus

"The symptoms of this disease early are fever, and cough, and respiratory," the CDC's Nancy Messonnier said on Wednesday. It's a lot like the flu.
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The flu's impact varies by region, but several states could see a resurgence

The uptick in influenza-like illnesses (ILI) that experts working with AccuWeather predicted did indeed occur. Most of the states in the United States - in a reversal of the last couple of weeks - experienced an increase in activity, according to the most recent data. However, its impact does not figure to be long-lasting for most of those states, those same experts predict.Visits to health care providers for ILI increased from 4.7 percent last week to 5.0% this week, a slight increase after two...
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What you need to know about the Wuhan coronavirus

An outbreak of a new strain of the coronavirus has sparked worries of a global epidemic around what health officials have dubbed the novel coronavirus, also referred to as the Wuhan or new coronavirus.Coronavirus is a broad family of viruses, ranging from strains that can be treated like the common cold to ones like MERS and SARS which can cause pneumonia, kidney failure and death. A SARS outbreak had also posed a public health crisis for China from 2002 to 2003, claiming the lives of nearly 800...
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China coronavirus: first death outside Hubei province as four tested for virus in Scotland - live news

Patient in Hebei has died; possible cases in Scotland come as World Health Organisation committee meets for second day over China virusFour people ‘being tested for virus’ in Scotland Chinese tourist says she evaded coronavirus checks to fly to FranceWhat is the Wuhan coronavirus and how worried should we be?Tell us: have you been affected? 5.20pm GMT The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed the UK foreign office in warning people to avoid all non-essential to Wuhan, th...
Tags: UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Reuters, Hubei, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hebei, Hubei Province, World Health Organisation committee, Coronavirus outbreak

20 Million on Lockdown As China Halts Travel From Three Cities Over Deadly Virus

Two more cities in China are being placed on lockdown in an attempt by Chinese authorities to control the spread of a deadly new virus called 2019-nCoV and avoid a global epidemic. The SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people and sickened more than 570, spreading to at least four countries outside China so far.Read more...
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The Most and Least Physically Active U.S. States

New government research paints a dire picture of Americans and their exercise habits. Across all 50 states, at least 15 percent of adults reported being physically inactive, while in some areas of the country, nearly 50 percent of adults said they got no form of exercise.Read more...
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Vitamin E to Blame for 'Vast Majority' of Vaping Illness Cases, CDC Says

Federal health officials are finally confident enough to single out a primary culprit for the wave of acute lung illnesses linked to vaping: an additive called vitamin E acetate often found in unregulated THC products.Read more...
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The CDC Is Still Warning People to Stop Vaping Completely Over Lung Illness Cases—But Why?

In a new report out Monday, health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have acknowledged that the wave of lung illness cases and deaths linked to vaping has a main bad guy: Products that contain THC sold on the black market. But to the disappointment of some experts, the agency is still…Read more...
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FDA Urges Consumers to Avoid THC Vapes Amid Lung Disease Outbreak

Don’t use vapes containing THC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday as it continues to investigate a recent epidemic of a mysterious lung disease that seems connected to vaping. Any vaping products purchased from illicit or unknown sources should also be avoided, the FDA said, which honestly is just a…Read more...
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The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here's what officials knew and when.

The CDC said there were 805 confirmed cases of vape-related illnesses in 46 US states on Thursday. The illnesses have led to 12 deaths.
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Health Officials Reportedly Threatened Air Travel Ban for Individuals With Measles

Eight individuals thought to be infected with measles reportedly canceled their air travel plans after they learned they could be placed under a health-related travel ban.Read more...
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US Adult Cancer Deaths Have Dropped, But Heart Disease Deaths Are Up

A new CDC report shows that while fewer American adults are dying of cancer, more are dying from heart disease.
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AOC asks pharma CEO why $2,000 HIV drug costs just $8 in Australia: 'People are dying for no reason'

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a simple question for the head of a major drug company: why should a $2,000 HIV treatment be available for just $8 in Australia? “You’re the CEO of Gilead. Is it true that Gilead made $3bn in profits from Truvada in 2018,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez asked Daniel O’Day, the CEO of California-based Gilead Sciences, during a hearing of the House committee on oversight and reform.Mr O’Day replied that the company had generated $3bn in revenues, not profits.R...
Tags: New York, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, US, United States, South Africa, House, Truvada, Aoc, Elijah Cummings, Gilead Sciences, Cummings, Gilead, O'Day

U.S. measles outbreak grows with 75 new cases, mostly in New York

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 9.8% increase in measles cases as of May 10, a resurgence that public health officials have attributed to the spread of misinformation about the measles vaccine. In New York, 66 cases were reported according to CDC spokesman Jason McDonald, with 41 in New York City and 25 in Rockland County, about 40 miles (64 km) north of New York city. A vocal fringe of U.S. parents, some in New York ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, cite concer...
Tags: New York, Science, Cdc, New York City, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rockland County, Jason McDonald

CDC to E-Scooter Riders: Please, for the Love of God, Do the Absolute Bare Minimum Safety Thing

Amidst a rise in reports that emergency rooms are seeing a spike in visits from people who have seriously messed themselves up while riding electric scooters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to assess the threat of the increasingly popular vehicles, which are only going to become more prevalent…Read more...
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U.S. measles outbreak hits 'completely avoidable' 25-year-high: officials

The vast majority of cases have occurred in children who have not received the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which confers immunity to the disease, officials said. "We know vaccines are safe because they're among some of the most studied medical products we have." A vocal fringe of U.S. parents refuse to vaccinate their children believing, contrary to scientific evidence, that ingredients in them can cause autism or other disorders. None of the victims of the recent outbreak have died, but 3...
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Factbox: What you need to know about the U.S. measles outbreak

The CDC on Monday is due to release updated figures on the number of cases recorded so far this year. - Public health officials blame the measles resurgence on the spread of misinformation about vaccines. - The largest outbreaks are concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City's Williamsburg neighborhood, where some 390 cases have been confirmed, and Rockland County north of New York City, which has recorded 201 cases.
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My Husband Became a Poster Child of the Post-Antibiotic Era

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Getty/Science Photo LibraryAs an infectious disease epidemiologist, you’d think that I would have known that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a more immediate threat to global health than climate change. But it took a superbug that was resistant to all antibiotics to attack my husband, who nearly died after seven cases of septic shock and nine months of hospitalization, to give me the biggest wake-up call of my life. In November 2015, Tom and I were ...
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